More Bollocks From The Daily Mail

The Daily Mail are reporting that the Police are putting up a cordon to control the ‘massive influx’ of birders to see the Spanish Sparrow at Calshot in Hampshire and even go on to say the local Army base has been put on alert. What alarmist nonsense from a paper that would warn it’s readers against the dangers posed by their own shadows.

Another typical scare story that then gets non-birders getting critical of the perceived actions of twitchers. Looking at the BBC there doesn’t seem to be many problems. Just remember not 100 years ago to be proven as a record the bird would have been shot… mind you House Sparrow has a bounty on it’s head as a pest.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-16515456

 

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